Please see below funding streams related to health and wellbeing (including streams related to mental health and physical health) available to you and your organisation, both local and national opportunities.


ACT Foundation Grants: ACT Foundation Grants to individuals and other charities, to enhance the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally and physically disabled). Funding for buildings, equipment, respite breaks. 2023 grants applications open.

BBC Children in Need: As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work (project), and could be spent on project staff costs, trips and outings, volunteer expenses and/or moveable equipment. Groups requesting £15,000 or less will receive a quicker decision. Expressions of interest should be submitted in the first instance. Applications can be made at any time.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust: We have a variety of programmes and funding opportunities in England focused on improving our three key themes; health & wellbeing, employment and skills.

The Happiness Fund: The Happiness Fund is enabling and supporting projects which aim to improve mental health & wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities throughout the UK. The Fund will award up to £2,500 per quarter to support groups setting up and supporting new projects and activities. To be successful, applicants must demonstrate how the group/activity can be self-sustainable and attract further long-term funding from other sources. Applications reopen January 2023.

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme: The Reducing Isolation in Later Life Grants programme offers both small and large grants to registered charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years of age in England and Wales. Over the next five years, the MCF will be supporting charities that help people to overcome barriers to actively participate in society in their later years.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain – whether physical, emotional or financial – of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind.

The Pink Ribbon FoundationThe Pink Ribbon Foundation is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. The closing date for applications is the 26th May 2023.